St Andrew’s, Church of England, Family Newsletter Summer 2017
Welcome to Poppets and St. Andrews, we are a parent/Grandparent/ carer group for those children aged three years old and under, although older children are welcome they must take care of the young children. We hope that you will enjoy coming along and that you and your child will make new friends. Poppets is a community group that is run by St. Andrew’s church. We care about families, we believe that the purpose of our church is to serve you in the name of Jesus Christ and welcome you into his family as a beloved child of God. At St. Andrew’s we are committed to serving our community and the best way for this to happen is in partnership.
Our session runs every Tuesday and Friday during term time from 9.15 – 11.15am
Cost £2.00 and 50p for any extra child or adult
This price includes all your tea, coffee, drinks, fruit and biscuits
This group is a way for parents to make new friends but also for children to develop and learn through play and meeting with other children. We operate the sessions in three rooms, one is for run around toys and soft play, one for babies and sitting toys and the dining area for our Bible craft activity. We end some of the sessions with songtime. We also look out towards our world and we raise money for a chosen children’s charity each year.
Sima who is a children’s party entertainer will be leading songtime and dance once a month from 10am-10.45am. Liz will be leading a quieter songtime 10.30-11am.
We are a very active church, we have many different things going on during the week that all are welcome to attend. All these groups are run by volunteers, including Poppets.
If you wish to opt out of having photo’s taken of your child or yourself, please let Revd Janet and or the Photographer at the parties know. Photos are placed on our church website.
www.standrewcippenham.org.uk (for photo’s and information)
What’s on this Summer
Poppets opens from Tuesday 25th April until Friday 21st July 2017
Closed Half Term Tuesday 30th May and Friday 2nd June
We reopen for the Autumn term on Tuesday 12th September
Noah's Ark Summer Party Friday 21st July 9.15-11.45am
Telling the story of Noah's Ark and making the Ark
Song time with Liz and plenty of Toys.
Raffle and Party Food.
In the garden if dry.
Zimbabwean Day on Saturday 20th May at 5pm in St Andrew's Church
Zimbabwean BBQ and food, licensed bar, Zimbabwean items for sale and Zimbabwean choir
Day trip to Coventry Cathedral Saturday 3rd June
Please see poster on church notice board for further information.
Great Community Get Together Saturday 17th June
Cippenham Carnival Saturday 1st July in Mercian Park
At St Andrew's bring a plate of food and meet your neighbours 3.30pm.
Fun for all the family.
Southsea Trip for Poppets and the Community
Tuesday 1st August Cost £14.00 per adult and £7.00 per child 11 and under
Departs St Andrew's at 8.30am, departs Southsea at 4.30pm
Please ask for more information.
Messy Church and Community Fun Day with BBQ Friday 18th August 11am-2pm
Plenty of messy fun and crafts etc. for all the family.
Our Charity for 2017 is the Children's Critical Care Unit Appeal at Wexham Park Hospital. Thank you for your generosity at our Easter Party we raised £57.00. So please do continue to be generous in buying raffle tickets at our end of term parties. Donations of raffle prizes are always welcome.
Craft Time at Poppets with Kelly
We will be telling the story of Noah and his family by painting, gluing, sticking, glitter and icing biscuits. We will be making cards for Father's Day. Do come and sit with your children and help them in learning and making their crafts. We like to keep some of the children's work to display on our Poppets noticeboard, so we very much encourage the children to be creative.
Music and Songtime by Liz or Sima
Liz will be with us on Tuesday 2nd May, Friday 12th May, Tuesday 23rd May Friday 9th June, Tuesday 20th June, Friday 30th June, Tuesday 4th July and Friday 21st July.
Sima will be with us on Friday's 28th April, 19th May, 16th June and 14th July.
As you enter or leave Poppets please would you close the doors behind you to stop the children running out of the building. Everyone including visitors must sign in thank you. Please take care with the railings on the sides of the slopes at the entrances of the church, as these can be dangerous if children play on them.
The garden will be open when the weather is dry.
Would you like to help with the running and decision making of Poppets, alongside the Church of England. We are looking for Mums, Dads, Grandparents or Carers to become members of our Social committee in the running of this group. Your social committee are: June, Lianne, and Revd Janet. Please speak to June for further information and suggestions.
Can you help? We always need people to help with setting up Poppets on a Tuesday morning 8am and a Thursday evening at 9pm, it normally takes less than 30 minutes and this is on a rota basis, not every week, and we work together as a team.
Revd Janet Minkkinen 01628 661994 or 07856047960
June Shaw: 07773760148
Email: email@example.com or
Sunday Eucharist Service. The word Eucharist means Thanksgiving
Everyone are made to feel very welcome especially children at all our services, so why not come and join us at 9.30am on a Sunday morning, and please stay and chat afterwards with a coffee. We also hold Messy Church days, Crib Service, Healing Services, Harvest, Christingles, and social gatherings on an adhoc basis so look out for posters, all are invited.
Pastoral Services Christenings, Weddings and Funerals
Baptisms (also called Christenings). - We offer the sacrament of baptism to babies, children or adults.
Weddings - St Andrew’s Church is Church of England; you're welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church. For further information and details please speak to Revd Janet.
Pastoral Care. If you are unsure who to turn to and you feel your problems are making life difficult. If you would like to talk in a confidential and non judgemental environment then please do contact Revd Janet.
Hiring of our Church rooms for parties and functions please contact our Booking Secretary, Kerry on 07570547674.
If booking for a children’s party Poppets toys may be used for a donation, please speak to Revd Janet.
The Choir/ singing group - We welcome new members to enjoy music and singing from the heart, the choir practices every other Friday at 7pm. As long as you enjoy singing or playing a musical instrument contact Leiola on 07710329518.
Foodbank at St Andrew’s Cippenham - We collect tins and dried food for Foodbank, please place any items in the large yellow buckets. We are also a distribution point for Foodbank and open on Wednesdays 11am -2pm. Foodbank are always looking for volunteers, full training given, if you would like to help them please speak to Roger in Poppets.
Cippenham Residents Association meets in St Andrews on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm. All residents are very welcome.